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Married to Staël ADOUNVO, Ms. Denise A. is originally from Covè in Zou County. She was born on May 26, 1985 and has never attended school. She was raised by one of her aunts. At the age of 12, she used to help her sell food. After getting married, she started working on her own with the help of her mother-in-law and her husband. She sold peanut oil and table salt. To fend off financial difficulties, she has chosen to borrow money and is on her fourth loan in the amount of 120,000 francs CFA. She intends to invest in the selling of pagnes (colorful West African cloth), something she has been doing for a year.
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Mariée à ADOUNVO Staël, dame A. Denise est originaire de Covè dans le département du Zou. Née le 26 mai 1985, elle n'a jamais été à l'école et a été élevé par l'une de ses tantes. A 12 ans, elle aidait cette dernière à vendre de la nourriture. Après s'être mariée, elle s'est mise à son propre compte avec l'aide de sa belle-mère et de son mari. Elle vendait d'huile d'arachide et de sel de table. Pour pallier aux difficultés financières, elle a choisi de faire un prêt. Elle en est à son quatrième crédit d'un montant de 120000fcfa. Elle compte l'investir dans la vente de pagnes qu'elle fait depuis un an.

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About Alidé

Alidé is a Beninese NGO that works to reduce poverty by offering sustainable access to productive loans like this one in addition to savings, training sessions, and social work to low-income families.

Supporters of this loan should be aware that there is some risk of being repaid late. Because the Beninois Ministry of Finance has imposed restrictions on the amount of money Alidé can send to Kiva, the organization can only send monthly repayments in installments smaller than $13,000. This means that some Kiva lenders may receive their repayments late. However, Alidé remains a healthy institution in good standing with its creditors, and Kiva would like to continue working to support its clients. For more information, please refer to Alidé's partner profile page.

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  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 526.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Denise to buy 15 lengths of HITARGET-series pagnes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 11, 2008
Oct 28, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009